The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health & Sustainable Development aims to give fresh impetus to the prioritisation of mental health and ensure physical and mental health are valued equally by the global health and development communities. Seeking to catalyse change, the Commission outlines a blueprint for action on mental health to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Commissioned by The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious journals, the final report is the outcome of three years of dedicated efforts by a group of 28 Commissioners from across the globe. They brought considerable expertise in diverse scientific and policy disciplines, as well as lived experience of mental health conditions, to the process.

The Commission was supported by The National Institute of Mental Health, Wellcome Trust, Grand Challenges Canada and MQ-UK. The formal launch of the
Commission report is scheduled for 10 October 2018 in London, UK,
supported by an international group of public engagement team and partners.

About the Lancet Commission

Learn more about the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development by visiting their official website.

Policy Recommendations

This policy brief outlines seven key recommendations of the Lancet Commission to improve global mental health.

Lancet Commission Events & Activities

An overview of the activities and events being led by The Lancet commissioners, dissemination partners and innovators.

Young Leaders for the Lancet Commission

A global campaign to disseminate the findings of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development to young people worldwide

The Lancet Commission's 3 guiding principles

A whiteboard animation summarising the global mental challenge, the Commission’s three guiding principles and recommendations.

Read the Lancet Commission's Report

The Commission Report is the outcome of three years of dedicated efforts by a group of 28 Commissioners from across the globe to guide action in reducing the global burden of mental health problems.